GR2120 Steering Problem

   / GR2120 Steering Problem #1  

walker450

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M5040, BX25D, F2880, ZD1211, GR2120
Was mowing along a few evenings ago, things were going well, made a pass and turned left and the steering only went about 75% as far to the left as usual, it actually steered about like my BX or a little worse.

I tried it to the right and the same thing happened. I could feel the glide steer engage but it wasn't turning any tighter and I could feel in the steering wheel that I was hitting the "stops".

A quick investigation in the shop revealed broken steering cylinder mounts. I have ordered new ones, they were $24 per side. The metal is thin and I guess after 700+ hours the fatigue cracked and eventually broke.

If you have a GR you may want to take a peak and see if any cracks are forming.

I briefly debated fabricating my own mounts out of thicker metal but I seriously doubt I put another 700 hours on this machine. I use it around the house in the tight areas and the bigger machines take care of the rest.

I will post two pictures below, the one with the steering much sharper is a pic I took when I bought the mower last year, the next is from a few nights ago.
 

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